WE PLAYED THE CLOSED BETA FOR EA SPORTS NHL 18
EA Sports released a closed beta for NHL 18 today, which gives players on Xbox One and Playstation 4 the chance to test three modes out from July 25 – Aug. 1.
The first thing you will feel as you play, is EA Sports is really pushing the new “NHL Threes” a new game mode, plus EASHL will have an 3 on 3 option to play include now as well.
NHL Threes is a new and exciting game mode. Finally after years of pretty much the same game, to play something a little more different with no offsides and no icing, it almost, almost felt like the early 2000’s NHL Hitz game.
It seems once the full version is released the player will be awarded prizes in this game mode as well, you’ll earn experience to unlock items for your skater and/or club to customize your player, team or home rink.
The regular Online Versus Mode is also in the beta, but other than the new deke feature the mode seemed very slow and the controls of the players were sticky and not smooth (it is a beta). Sadly the new Vegas Golden Knights are not playable yet.
EA SPORTS Hockey League, is also an option to play, you can now choose to play 3-on-3 full matches, opening up more ice for you and your teammates to get creative, pull off big plays and showcase brand new skill moves. With more space to attack, and to make mistakes, 3-on-3 EASHL offers higher stakes with more competition and skills.